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International Business Program Contents

With the presence of a global marketplace and world trade, the need for International Business programs is increasing. International Business as a college major is offered as a bachelor's degree but also available in an associate's and master's.

Global and international business has exploded over the past 20 years with the advent of the Internet and the outsourcing of jobs.

International Business program content teaches students about core business practices crucial to conducting business on an international and global level. Students are taught about trade laws and treaties, logistical operations, shipping methods and strategies, foreign investments, cultural differences, foreign currency, foreign markets, importing and exporting, and global supply chain management.

A Bachelor's degree in International Business generally includes general education classes such as English Composition, Speech, Humanities, and Social Sciences. Core courses required for admittance into the degree program may include Business Calculus, Economics, Political Science, Business Law, Marketing, Principles of Finance, and Statistics. Major courses include International Trade, Global Studies, Multicultural Communications, International Trade Policies and Procedures, Global Economics, International Business Law, International Strategic Management, and Global Marketing. An International Business degree program may include a year of study abroad in a foreign country working alongside international colleagues. Most of the study abroad components take place during the junior or senior year.

A Master's degree in International Business is generally packaged together as part of an MBA program. Global and international business has exploded over the past 20 years with the advent of the Internet and the outsourcing of jobs. No longer are companies bound by international borders and the workforce is in need of people who can conduct business on a global scale. International Business programs at the master's level can include coursework such as International Finance, International Project Management, International Economics, International Laws, and Global Supply Chain Management. Students generally need a strong grade point average, prerequisite business courses, and GMAT scores to gain admittance into a graduate program.